Farmhouse Plate Rack

in , , by Julie Nichols, July 15, 2016

I purchased this sweet plate rack at a yard sale about a year ago. Poor thing has been sitting in my workroom waiting for me to give it some love.                                             

When I shop at yard sales I intentionally look for items that are broken but have good bones.  This solid wood plate rack is a good example of what I search for.  As you can see it is missing a dowel. A missing part doesn't bother me. I can replace it or leave it as is like I did here.

Did you know that paint is my best friend?  Well metaphorically speaking.  

For this project, I applied three coats of latex paint called Cream Silk by Benjamin Moore. For the dowels I used one coat of Refreshing; it is a chalky finish made by Americana Decor.  I am in love with this color!!


After the paint dried, I distressed the wood, then added burlap to the back.


I clipped a few hydrangeas, placed them in a basket and hung them next to two French tea towels.

I purchased the tea towels from my favorite online shop Decor Steals.

Two milk bottles (a yard sale purchase) are displayed on the top shelf above thrift store plates.

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